Give EC some love for xmas Jon! (in General)
Let it reduce evasion or more specifically the defensive dex granted by it.
December 11 2006 10:37 PM EST
I was under the impression that EC did reduce defensive dex. Because if you have -100,000 dex after EC, any defensive dex is just added to that, so a 50k evasion would only bring you up to -50,000 dex, in melee at least.
Correct me if I am wrong...
I want confirmation on that, I was under the impression you couldn't touch it with AX or enchantments...and that negatives were a display bug.
December 11 2006 11:00 PM EST
"negatives were a display bug"
it's treated like base DX (or maybe 1, or 0, I forget) -- but it does go negative, for precisely the reason Miandrital gave
December 11 2006 11:13 PM EST
Well I know for sure that defensive dex doesn't get added to the display, it is just stored internally.
Based off Jon's response in this thread: Click Me!
I am pretty positive that EC will reduce your dex, and defensive dex just adds to regular dex.
The actual quote:
logan: it doesn't matter; the evasion bonus is addative, not multiplicative
--Jonathan, December 31 2005 7:38 PM EST
December 11 2006 11:14 PM EST
oops, guess it took to long to do the research :P
lazy spammy novice gets no cookie...
does ec reduces the + to hit of weapons too if the dx becomes negative?
I never, ever knew that!
That's a big blow to Evasion. But fair.
EC needs no tweaking now.
So, a Mage with 20 Dex and 500K Evasion (500,020 Defensive Dex), would get reduced to zero dex for cth if facing a 1,00,010 EC. :) Nice.
I suppose you still keep the pth reduction though?
December 12 2006 8:39 AM EST
I didn't know that either. But that makes EC a much broader spell, and actually just because of that more powerful than AMF really. In my humble opinion that is...
LOL! I agree. ;) And make the AoF a little weaker...
Eva or UC gets increased by 3% per point by the AoF. But EC (which lowers the dex granted by Eva/UC) gets increased by 3% per point by the AoF.
An AoM would probably be better for Archery and BL users (maybe even UC users...).
The AoF just doesn't seem as good as I thought it was.
December 12 2006 9:13 AM EST
GL - good call. AoF gives that bonus to UC, but takes it away in that your opponent's EC is going to be stronger. So definitely no AoF for UC man. AoI or AoM is much better.
I'd rather keep the giant boost to UC and change my fightlist.... but that's just me.
I know I'll be using EC now! ;) Why pump my Dex to try to get doubles form it, when I can use EC to lower yours ;) And your Evasion.
But use an AoF versus me, it'll just reduce your STR/DEX more than usual! MWUHAHAHAHAHA! :P
December 12 2006 10:01 AM EST
Because you have to train your EC to double my DX!
He has lost it. Really, this makes EC a much more viable option. Before this revelation, it could only hurt tanks. Now you can hurt mages too.
Hehe, ET, EC and ToA tank. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
This is only a revelation for crazy people like GL and BBQ. In most of the threads arguing about EC vs AMF, this wasn't overlooked. It still doesn't make it more powerful than AMF.
don't care about it's power versus AMF NS! ;) Just that I can stop pumping Dex to face mages with Evasion.
EC For The Win! ;)
but EC is designed to negate both str and dx, so i guess using EC versus mages will not be very efficient.
but it is true it works vs evasion...
December 12 2006 11:50 AM EST
Aw, I'm crazy? Why is this?
"i guess using EC versus mages will not be very efficient. "
It's more efficient than using AMF versus tanks.
December 12 2006 11:55 AM EST
I didn't say that...I'm still not crazy
No, UltimaSpock did.... see? You ARE crazy!
December 12 2006 12:00 PM EST
Crud....maybe you are right
Anyways, my point to GL still stands that you have to train double their DX/STR in EC, disregarding bonus items.
I vote we get CF back in place of EC! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA (validation of NS's craziness theory)
OB. ;) You train XP into UC, STR and Dex. If I only trainthe amount you put into STR and DEX, buhbye your Dex and defensive dex from UC.
I've still got your UC xp left to spend. ;)
Oh, and I slap on a ToA to guarantee me two hits versus you. With zero Dex versus my TA dex, you ain't hitting me either! :P
You could of course use a ToA yourself, but then no Gi for you! :P
December 12 2006 6:02 PM EST
No, GL, that'd be buh-bye my DX, not my Defensive DX, not until you put me 800k into the hole for melee or 1.2M into the hole for ranged.
And I've still got 134 PTH to get you with, so I'd at least still be putting singles on you.
But you are right, you'd reduce me to an Enchanter with a +134 weapon and a pair of 100+ DBs.
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